Here we go because so many people asked I’m gonna do 3/4 front and back sketches of my P P G designs. FYI, they were all designed on the fly during the making of P P G and are not meant to make sense outside of the scene I had imagined. Consider what I was doing as a reimagining of the Powerpuff Girls rather than an interpretation of them as older girls. I like individuality and I like creating characters that cause friction with each other due to faults because it creates room for dramatic development. The differences in the girls is to potentially show that they always have something to learn from each other despite their differences. So feel free to disagree and if you do, you have the liberty to interpret the girls your own way.
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Starting off with Sailor Venus—I mean, Blossom…she’s confident, smart, loves a good challenge, and is the self-proclaimed, righteous leader of the girls who fails to realize they have grown very much apart, making it difficult for her to operate the PPG as a functioning team. She’s incredibly driven with an amazing work ethic and aspires to be the perfect role model for other little girls by being the best she can be, leading by example. Her faults lie in failing to see people (including her sisters) as humans with feelings. She’s a devoted superhero that struggles juggling between normal and super. She can’t help but evaluate people as delicate things that need her help; something that was conditioned into her growing up without a secret identity. Her intentions are all good but she has a lot of growing to do as a person and superhero.
Doing normal things while being a superhero has its benefits as well as it’s downfalls. Blossom received her highschool diploma at a young age and is currently well into college at an age of around 17-going-on-18. She chooses to work to pay off her college tuition fees. She has multiple part-time occupations but her favorite job is at the retro diner/dog and cat cafe, “Puppydogs & Kittycats”. Being an dog and cat enthusiast, she’s helped the cafe’s business grow.
Blossom is given much respect and she fits in with the norm just fine but her academic peers find it too difficult to fit in her super busy world as she’s always off to save the day somwhere. Her friends are there to support her but never have a real chance to connect on a more personal level. Blossom has 24 hours in a day just like anyone else and you can imagine how her daily schedule would look like as a young adult.
At home, family life is fragile. Professor Utonium cares as much as he can for her girls; for Blossom, giving her an ear to listen for when she needs to vent about everything she puts up with on a daily basis. Blossom thinks she gets along well with Bubbles but in reality Blossom unknowingly disregards Bubbles input constantly which hurts Bubbles feelings. Buttercup and Blossom generically butt heads as Buttercup is the only one fearless enough to openly point out Blossom’s faults. There’s a lot of friction in the house but deep down, no one wants the family to break apart.
Bubbles is probably the most eccentric and yet most normal of the three girls [talking to animals and holding on to things from her childhood without shame, etc]. She’s full of life and love and loves life and loves laughing and has incredible compassion. Her powers are an extension of her self so she’s most likely to use them in the most unconventional and creative ways. Bubbles is the type to just go with the flow of things and is very slow to anger though never soft spoken when she feels the need to stand her ground. Unlike Blossom and Buttercup, Bubbles remains with her appropriate age group throughout her education citing schools and kids are just as important to protect and serve as the rest of the city. Bubbles is seen most by the public eye and is considered to be the most actively dutiful superhero, something she hardly minds since she apparently has more time on her hands then her sisters.
Bubbles’ daily life is quite easy going. The only times she finds it challenging to remain positive is around her conflicting sisters, Blossom and Buttercup. As someone who doesn’t enjoy taking sides, Bubbles finds herself often split between the two. Outside of that, everyone at her school knows her and she most likely has more fans than she does friends, something else Bubbles hardly minds. Her favorite subjects involve any of the creative arts.
Her relationship with her family is mostly all good. When Blossom and Buttercup aren’t getting along and the professor fails to be the voice of reason, Bubbles usually smooths things over. They’re all most appreciative of her and professor Utonium even believes the only reason they can still have a full table at dinner time is because no one wants to disappoint her. Despite that, Bubbles’ sisters have hurt her on occasion because they’re too inconsiderate to her when they’re all in the same room. Only in the event that something would happen to Bubbles would you see Blossom and Buttercup do anything together to make sure she was alright.
Buttercup is tough on the outside and on the inside. Despite wanting to be as far of an opposite from Blossom, the two share a lot of the same traits. Like her sister, Buttercup displays confidence, intelligence and loves a good challenge. They both would rather do their own thing instead of taking orders. The thing that defines them is their ability to control their emotions. Blossom remains as collected as possible without completely blowing her lid while Buttercup is an ocean of emotions that can never be tamed and is quite insecure about showing any of her weakness. Her short fuse causes a lot of issues in many areas of her life and the fact that she’s super powered means things could get super messy when she’s super upset.
Buttercup probably grew up with the most difficulty than the other girls. While they were younger, her sisters and the professor were the only ones who could bring her up when she was down and as a result she can never truly hate any of them. But as they got older, the differences in their individuality started to greatly set them apart. Buttercup put her trust very easily into others and had been taken advantage of, unfortunately. She’s the most emotionally vulnerable out of the three of girls. As a result of personal experiences, Buttercup has stopped trusting others and mainly relies on herself. She also does her best to defend those who can’t defend themselves.
She loves her family and she loves people [and would openly admit it] but Buttercup has issues dealing with anyone on a daily basis. As someone who chooses to standout, it becomes infuriating for her when the citizens of Townsville do nothing but speculate why she’s so different from her sisters. She has a hard time appreciating her fans over their comparative speculations that make her feel set apart and is therefore seen as somewhat of an outcast despite wanting to belong. She can’t help but take her problems out on the only people that bother to put up with her; Blossom, Bubbles and professor Utonium. A lot of her actions cause unnecessary issues that could be completed avoided if she opened up instead. Regardless, Buttercup gets along fabulously with Bubbles and she is incredibly protective over her even though Bubbles can handle herself just fine.